Man harmed in chemical incident in Essex

A man has suffered serious injuried after what police are calling "harmful liquid" was used in Essex.

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Police issue e-fit after chemical attack

Police have issued an e-fit of a suspect they are seeking in connection with an attack on a man in Witham which left the victim with serious chemical burns.

The e-fit is of one of the two suspects that police believe are responsible for the assault - during which an unknown chemical was thrown over the 56-year-old victim.

He remains in hospital receiving treatment for his burns.

Police issue e-fit of man they want to speak to Credit: Essex Police

"We believe this e-fit to bear a strong likeness to the man involved. He had a distinctive braided hairstyle and we are sure if anyone knows this man they will recognise this picture. As we have indicated already the information that we currently have suggests that the victim was not the intended target of this attack. Unfortunately he appears to have been in the wrong place at the wrong time"

– DS Becky Young

The man attacked had gone down to collect his post from the communal entrance to a block of flats in Bramble Road in Witham shortly before 10.45am on Friday August 8 when he encountered the two men banging on the door.

Following a brief exchange the two men threw the liquid, which was in a glass bottle, over the man and ran off.

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